RE: virus: necessary reason

David McFadzean (
Fri, 07 Nov 1997 10:23:22 -0700

At 07:59 AM 11/7/97 -0000, Robin Faichney wrote:

>sufficient reason, principle of: Principle usually associated
>with Leibniz... It is sometimes described as the principle
>that nothing can be so without there being a reason why it
>is so.

Right, I should have said Brett's (mis)characterization of
PSR implies that if something is possible then it must exist.

And I still think it does imply that, Brett's specious
protests notwithstanding. Brett said (and this is a direct
quote) "it cannot be shown that x does not exist so therefore
x exists." Then he says "Again, this theory doesn't say that
<x> is possible so <x> has to exist." So what *is* Brett
claiming PSR implies?

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus